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Tennessee Freshman Jauan Jennings Accused of Assualt, Theft, Property Damage

Tennessee freshman quarterback Jauan Jennings was accused of assault, theft and property damage after an incident last month in Lebanon, Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported Wednesday. Jennings, 17, is considered a juvenile and has not been charged or arrested.

The quarterback’s name is redacted from an incident report obtained by the News Sentinel from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, but the report refered to his father, Bennie Jennings, as “the alleged suspect’s parent.”

Jennings, who enrolled at Tennessee in January, returned to Knoxville for summer classes on June 1. The program has not taken any disciplinary actions.

“We are aware of an alleged incident and are awaiting further facts from a fact-finding body,” UT spokesman Jason Yellin told the News Sentinel on Wednesday.

According to the incident report, Sandy Bell of Murfreesboro met with an officer at the sheriff’s office on May 30 and claimed that two of her sons had been assaulted at a bonfire somewhere on Simmons Bluff and Whipporwill Road.

Bell claimed that a fight began at the bonfire and rocks were thrown, which damaged the windshield and hood of her vehicle. She told the police that her 18-year-old son Russell Reed was assaulted and her 15-year-old son, who’s name was also redacted, was pushed down.

Bell also claimed that $300 of damage was done to her vehicle and that a $50 cell phone, $150 jacket and $50 arm brace were stolen.

The report states that Jennings’ father brought his 17-year-old son to the sheriff’s office, where he filed a complaint of vandalim, though the suspects on that report are listed as “unknown.” Jennings said that his son’s car, a black Lexus ES300, was one of several vehicles hit by rocks and suffered $1,5o0 worth of damage.

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